Shipping up to Boston: Garnett to Celtics Deal Done

30 07 2007

by maddness

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The reports have surfaced today; the Minnesota Timberwolves have a deal in place to trade the face of their franchise, Kevin Garnett, to the Boston Celtics for a cluster of young players including Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair and slam dunk champion Gerald Green. This deal will not be announced by the end of Monday, indicating that some of the numbers or maybe even a player or two needs to be tweaked. However, all reports indicate that both sides have agreed to make this happen, propelling the Boston Celtics back into relevance once again. In the unpredictable Eastern Conference, a superstar trio of Garnett, Paul Pierce, and newly acquired Ray Allen will indeed be a force to be reckoned with. Pair the phenomenal trio with impressive young point guard Rajon Rondo and remaining youngsters Kendrick Perkins and Tony Allen, and the Celtics may just be the best team in the East, and they may not be done with KG. A veteran point guard should no doubt follow to pair with Rondo (they could look to Seattle’s Earl Watson, Earl Boykins or maybe even Gary Payton).

As for Minnesota, this really opens up the franchise and gives them a core to re-build around. The problem remains, however; who will they ever have that will be better than Kevin Garnett? Granted, their young roster led by second year guard Randy Foye, big man Craig Smith, and Rashad McCants is impressive. Now you add a staple big man in Al Jefferson, an athletic wing player in Gerald Green, a blue collar forward in Ryan Gomes and we all know Sebastian Telfair is a wildcard. While this deal gives Minnesota youth and promise, they really don’t have anywhere to go. They already housed one of the greatest players we have ever seen and it did not work out.

Congrats, Boston Celtics and Kevin Garnett: it appears your curses have been lifted.

See Garnett’s journey below, thanks to Chaps

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